Disney has expanded After Hours events to include more event nights at Magic Kingdom Park, and for the first time, events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
After Hours are evening events where guests can visit a Disney theme park for three hours after regular park hours. There is little-to-no wait for attractions, experiences and character greetings.
Guests can enter the park from 7pm – before Disney After Hours begins. Admission also includes ice cream, popcorn and select beverages.
Entry to the After Hours event is a separately priced ticket from daytime park admission.
Guests will be able to experience attractions including the Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Dates: Nov. 26; and Dec. 3, 10, 2018; and Jan. 7, 17, 24 and 28, 2019; Feb. 7, 14, and 28, 2019; and March 7, 2019.
Guests can ride new and classic attractions including Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania! Rockin’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror and others. Select food and beverage locations will be open.
Dates: Dec. 8, 15 and 22, 2018; and Jan. 5, 12 and 19, 2019; Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2019; March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019; and April 6 and 13, 2019.
Animal Kingdom’s night time offering includes Tree of Life Awakenings, the adventures within Pandora – The World of Avatar and more. Select quick-service food & beverage locations will remain open.
Dates: Dec. 4, 12 and 18, 2018; and Jan. 8, 16, 22 and 31, 2019; and Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 26, 2019; and March 5, 20 and 27, 2019; and April 3, 2019.
Night time economy
The rise of Lates, after hour events, has revolutionised how museums and attractions are reaching new audiences. They are also a great way of increasing engagement with visitors.
From sleeping overnight at the Natural History Museum, to a boozy evening among the animals at London Zoo, attractions are thinking of new ways to “sweat their buildings” and utilise the assets they have.
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